Why use this framework?
Expectations about change tend to vary with different people in different situations. Léon de Caluwé and Hans Vermaak have developed a framework for interpreting this variety. When you know what other people expect change to look like you can be more effective in your change efforts.
The point of the framework is not that there is one perfect approach to change. The framework is meant as a tool for dialogue about change. If necessary you can adjust your change effort to get a better fit with the expectations people have of change.
It is important to be aware of your own ideas about what change should look like before you start a dialogue with others about your ideas. You can find the test here on the website of Hans Vermaak.
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Why do I think this framework is helpful?
Change hardly ever goes the way you had planned in advance. This framework can help you and your stakeholders in evaluating where the mismatch in expectations may be occurring. You can then decide to stay the course or adjust. What works best will differ in each organization and situation, which is why having a dialogue about change and the expectations around it is crucial. Want to learn more? Take a look at the longread in the membership area.